Moira Shire welcomed its newest Australian citizens at a ceremony held on Australia Day at the Cobram Civic Centre.
Hailing originally from countries including Japan, Brazil, UK, Scotland, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Thailand, India, Iraq and Mauritius they are now calling Moira Shire home.
Mayor Libro Mustica officiated the ceremony and said he was proud to induct the new citizens who now reside in towns throughout the shire.
“Those communities are now strengthened by the commitment shown by this group,” Cr Mustica said.
“Our new citizens have already become integral members of our local towns and are active members of sporting organisations and community groups.
“Through our Australian citizenship we all share a commitment to values including mutual respect, equality, freedom of speech and religion, the rule of law and democracy.
“Our citizenship means we all belong to the Australian family and we can all enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of living in this country and having a say in its future.”